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Exhibition Space c/o ONDARRETA MILANO (IT)
Raw material is the only element in this space that tries to get radically close with the exposed final product. A methodical and paused serial placement system generates an enveloping texture resulting from beechwood boards.
The idea was to extrapolate this raw material, which is the base of the exposed furniture pieces and study the possibilities that rise between surfaces and structures, seeking to trespass the border between them to create infinite sceneries, with the zoning limits between product and boards being blurred reinforcing the value that we confer to raw materials. The furniture pieces are created with this BEECHWOOD BOARDS
Narrative Content c/o EL SOLITARIO
El Solitario motorcycles are not intended to seek for beauty, content or practicality, as these are attributes that dominate today’s spectrum and therefore do not interest us. Our machines are mere autobiographical exercises that depict an instant capture of the vital journey in which we are immersed in, as we strive to reveal the essence of the motorized two wheeled artifact.
Plaids and Home Accessories c/o 03AM
Home Ceramics Collection c/o ENJOY THE REST
Milan is presented as the main world exponent of the furniture sector. A neutral scenario where only exhibition modules emerge that are taken with respect to the introduction of the product. An exhibition design made entirely of a single material that fills the entire space with NATURAL WOOL SHAPES / INK PRINT
Home Farm c/o HONDARRIBIA
This is a unique place in contact with all the natural elements that surround it. It’s composed of two blocs that come together in an L shape: the main volume belongs to the house while the second one is a half-buried studio with a vegetable cover.
The refurbishing brings the space into the natural environment following the key principle to achieve an honest construction in which the materials used outside are an invitation to discover the materials used inside. Traditional construction systems were recovered through the use of autochthonous natural materials such as HEMP / CANE / PLASTER OF PARIS / ALABASTER PLASTER / CERAMICS / CEDAR WOOD
PEN Space c/o PENSANDO EN BLANCO
Throughout over thirty years a body of work has been formed based on the objective of simplifying spaces and createing wellbeing both for the sight and the body.
The ongoing idea has been to refine by thoroughly cutting out until what is left cannot be improved by further reduction. This way we achieve harmonious spaces where the main experience is determined by the warmth of light, the materials and the proportions. Each project completed throughout these three decades has represented a thought, an idea, a principle of Pensando en blanco, but nowhere is this truer than in this house where interior design and client are one.
Honest interior design that informs from the exterior without hiding the materials that will be found inside. HEMP / CANE / LIMESTONE / PLASTER OF PARIS / ALABASTRIAN PLASTER / CERAMICS / CEDAR WOOD
Wine Storage Space c/o CLA (RONDA)
For more than 20 years a legacy of the cellar’s best years has built up. For this collection we have designed an underground space where thermic and acoustic control conveys the balance and harmony necessary to safekeep, contemplate, and taste the wines.
The design is based on thoroughly reducing the elements and materials used to their simplest expression. This proposal leads to an excavation in the limestone floor of the cellar placed under the tasting room. The exclusive design of this circular protective space consists of two unique stone pieces that make up the modular construction in which each year’s bottles are arranged. The cave is potentiated by a skylight which, from a central point in the ceiling, lets in a focal light destined to draw attention to the stone totem and the wine resting atop. In this case, the totem is the link with the product presentation in the exhibition room.
The result is a sensual space where the primary experience of being underground acquires more value and generates a desire related to the product’s contemplation, the warmth of light, the selection of materials, and the proportions of space. Each of the cellar’s spaces incarnates a manifesto of materials, design and execution but nowhere is this expressed so forcefully as in this sacristy, where nature and product are one. LIMESTONE
Clothing Store c/o LOREAK MADRID
A refined color projection defines the character of the space. With gestures reduced to a minimum, the proposal focuses on a dialogue between color, natural textures and geometric elements that act as furniture helping modulate the space.
An interplay of gradable lights and shades reflects a proposal in which lighting acts on STAINLESS STEEL / GLASS / POLYCARBONATE / RESIN / CONCRETE
San Sebastian’s Loreak store is designed to be a container of possibilities as it establishes an infinite narrative based on interactions and modulations capable of transforming space.
A set of glass panels asserts color as a defining element that adds to the lower floor and seeks to create both rupture and connection with a set of materials consisting of furniture, modules, and surfaces made of MARKINA BLACK MARBLE / ROCKS / CEDAR / WEAVES
The design of this apartment, located at the Baqueira-Beret winter station, presents the challenge of maintaining an 80s architecture essence, true to the decade when it was built. Classic pine wood wall linings invited reinvention: they are framed by ceilings and floors to enhance a feeling of containment in the space and create a warm atmosphere, very necessary in such regions as the Pyrenees. PINE WOOD
Elements from the vineyard’s hillsides are borrowed to welcome visitors into the tasting room: limestone totems are enhanced by focal lighting and aligned to the millimeter along the space where the cellar’s entire wine collection is exhibited. LIMESTONE / FRENCH OAK / WICKER / GRAZALEMA WOOL / UBRIQUE LEATHER
The interior design of Bilbao’s Loreak store is marked by curved lines that emerge in the heart of the space dividing it between two environments that host the brand’s collections. A color range and rich visual universe created by COLOR RESINS / TAINTED GLASS / TRANSLUCID SILICONE
The benches, made from rammed earth, result from an experimental process in which we test the limits of building an architectonic element with the place’s own raw materials. It’s a sustainable intervention in which we optimize natural resources offered by the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Las Nieves (UNESCO). EARTH / WATER / CLAY
Apartment c/c HONDARRIBIA
The refurbishing of this home at the historic quarter of an emblematic village seeks to maintain the character of the place, exposing architectonic elements from its interior and respecting the original construction’s main features.
Whitewashed walls and ceilings frame a calm space opening to a view of the Cantabrian Sea, which seems to enter the house and expand into the living room. Thanks to a big, covered terrace it’s possible to enjoy the landscape throughout the year remaining sheltered by architecture.
The furniture, especially designed and manufactured to-measure in solid oak, precedes a central hallway which underscores the place’s lengthy extension while serving as a bridge between day and nighttime zones located at two ends of the house. The night zone is projected towards the sunset with bedrooms and a staircase leading to a sloped zone that is used as a studio. LIMESTONE / SOLID OAK
The design of this apartment in a farmhouse on the Biscay coast focused on the architectural reinvention of the space, with the idea of discovering all the coverings of the space in order to undress the original architectural elements and that these were the ones that gave shape to a single volume. RECOVERED WOOD / RECOVERED BRICKS